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Jason Hope And The Internet Of Things

Jason Hope was recently the subject of an Engadget article outlining his stance on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the term used to identify the multitude of devices connected to the Internet besides the typical smartphone or computer. Lights that you can control from your smartphone or coffee pots that are connected to the Internet are examples from the Internet of Things.

Jason Hope believes that persistent Internet connectivity for everyday devices will help make life safer and reduce wastefulness. Author Jesse Boskoff outlines the exact stances that Hope takes and why he feels that way.

This Engadget article provides great insight into the life of Jason Hope. Hope is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and futurist. He is part of a growing group of people who see technology as the way forward for humanity and he pushes for its use for the greater good of humanity. Hope has written for Tech.co and much of his work focuses on the previously mentioned Internet of Things. Hope believes in the potential of technology so much that it guides his philanthropy and provides the basis for his generous grants, given to applicants who demonstrate innovative ideas and seek to push society forward.

Learn more about Jason Hope: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrhope

Marc Sparks-Encouraging Hope and Growth

Lynne Sipiora and Marc Sparks introduces a new process that will award grants as well as mentoring to non-profit organizations that are community-supportive, know as Spark Tank. Dallas/Fort Worth philanthropic groups can submit proposals for the opportunity to win a $5,000 grant in order to fund a non-profit case of their choosing.

 

Marc Sparks and the Spark Team are thrilled to announce that Mommies in Need is the winner of the second Spark Tank grant. Mommies in Need provides nannies to families that need childcare due to health emergencies or who are unable to afford qualified nanny care. The organization offers their qualified nanny services at no charge.

 

Mommies in Need have already expanded their openings to aid more families that are in need of assistance due to poor health, according to the President and CEO of Mommies in Need, Natalie Boyle.

 

In order to be considered for application, applicants must be an active organization that has been in operation for at least two years. Each non-profit organization has 10 minutes to present their submission and they have ten minutes to answer any questions that the Spark Tank may have following. The panel is judged based on the back story of the organization, how the grant will have a positive effect on the community, and how the results will be measured.

 

According to Marc Sparks, many applicants fail simply because they fail to tell the story of their organization, or don’t know how to ask for the donation. Marc Sparks is looking to foster intelligent, non-profits with a grant and mentor leadership by giving the opportunity for prospective organizations to present their case.

 

As an entrepreneur, Marc Sparks developed the Sparks Tank program in order to encourage social success. The third round of applications for the Sparks Tank grant is now being accepted with the deadline pending until October 1st. The fortunate winners of the rounds will compete in December for the grand prize. However National, United Way, political and faith-based charities will not be considered.

 

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur out of Dallas who builds his own companies and has his own office. He handles portfolio companies in his equity firm, Timber Creek Capital, LP and he manages by example. He is also the author of They Can’t Eat You, and it is a book meant to help entrepreneurs achieve their own goals and follow their dreams.

 

Marc has had some hard times, and he appreciates the success what he now has. He has a passion for helping others and has been involved in The Samaritan Inn since the eighties-a homeless shelter that is helping many through their tough times. Despite all of his success, Marc is humble.

 

 

Eric Pulier is Changing Lives through Technology Solutions

Eric Pulier is a technology enthusiast, a successful entrepreneur, and active philanthropist. He is currently the founding director at Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He was recently the founding Chairman and CEO of ServiceMesh Inc., an enterprise cloud management company that was bought out by Computer Sciences Corporation in 2013.

He is a passionate public speaker at technology events. Eric Pulier was in charge of the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington DC in 1997. The event showcased the role of technology in our future lifestyles and attracted top government brass and mainstream media coverage. As a technology key point, he set up a live interactive stream at the event from a space shuttle.

Eric built his first computer program when in grade four and by high school, had started a database development company. He is credited with building SOA Software, now Akana, through pioneering technology products and strategic acquisitions. Eric has extensive experience developing products for government and enterprise technologies. Previously, Eric has served Computer Sciences Corporation as Vice President.

As a philanthropist, Eric Pulier is associated with the Clinton Global Initiative, X-Prize Foundation, The Painted Turtle and many others. He was instrumental in creating Starbright World, a platform for chronically ill children to share experiences and learn about the basics of healthy living. The platform was launched by then-Vice President Al Gore and Stephen Spielberg and connected over 70 hospitals in the US.

He was honored by US Doctors for Africa for his efforts in advocating for innovative and affordable technology to address healthcare needs. He also supports the Ace Foundation, a technology non-profit driving software policy in dealing with humanitarian challenges, and Campaign for Free College Tuition, a non-profit advocating for free college education for all Americans.

Eric Pulier is an accomplished author. He started working for The Harvard Crimson while at university writing a weekly column. He graduated in English and American Literature in 1988. His publications include “Understanding Enterprise SOA” in 2005 and “The Enterprise Industrial Complex” in 2015.